What are the best workouts for weight loss?

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Cardio or Resistance, what type of workout is the best for weight loss?

To lose weight, the number of calories you burn off in a day, week, or month must exceed the number of calories you eat. The number of calories you burn is called energy expenditure. Energy expenditure is the amount of energy that a person needs to carry out physical functions such as:

  • Breathing,
  • Circulating blood,
  • Digesting food,
  • Exercising.

Regular physical activity can increase daily energy expenditure and create an energy deficit, Which means you lose weight if you take account of your diet.

Daily energy expenditure is composed of three major components:

  • Resting metabolic rate (RMR); RMR constitutes 60 to 75% of daily energy expenditure and is the energy associated with the maintenance of major body functions
  • The thermic effect of feeding(eating) (TEF)
  • The thermic effect of daily activity (TEA).
What is a normal resting energy expenditure?
Resting Energy Expenditure(REE). Normally, REE accounts for more than 60% of the total energy expenditure and is related most directly to the amount of fat-free (lean) mass, which is more metabolically active than fat mass. Basically you are looking to have more muscle and less body fat. If you are trying to speed up your metabolism, you are trying to increase your muscle mass and have a healthy body fat percentage. So you burn more calories, even watching TV. 
Energy is measured in calories, and your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) is the number of calories you burn each day. 

Resistance Training and Weight Loss!

Weight training will change your body shape and increase your resting metabolic rate. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn of at rest ( Remember this accounts for 60% – 75% of your calories burned per day) Resistance training can also be designed to increase your heart rate, making it a cardio workout as well.

Remember weights don’t make a woman bulky, they will shape her body and give her shape.


Cardio Training and Weight Loss!

Cardio training has many health benefits I am sure you are aware of. Cardio training will increase your total daily energy expenditure, which helps you achieve your negative energy balance.

The way to shred body fat is to be in a negative energy balance and then do cardio to reduce body fat and reduce inches.

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